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Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’

June 30 @ 7:30 pm

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Joel Ross photo courtesy of B Natural

Thursday, June 30
7:30pm PDT
Langston 
In-person*
$10-25

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Chicago native, now Brooklyn-based vibraphonist, pianist and composer Joel Ross is creating his own star trajectory. After topping the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star category for vibraphone, he has graduated beyond the Rising Star status to well-honed artist. He recently became one of the youngest artists to earn a coveted Residency Commission from The Jazz Gallery and a spot in The Jazz Gallery All Stars band through which he performed live at The Kennedy Center. Mentored by the Stefon Harris one of the most preeminent vibraphonists and though-leaders of his generation, Ross has collaborated with such artists as Makaya McCraven, Kassa Overall, Maria Grand, Nicole Mitchell, Gerald Clayton, Melissa Aldana, Joshua Redman, and Wynton Marsalis among others.

A talented improviser, Ross saturates live sets with a lyrical intuition that’s equally grounded in melody and phrasing. He plays the moment. Rather than impose energies on the music, he allows moods to set, linger and transform. “Ross’ playing erupts through the layers of lush arrangements like consistent currents of electricity, high-powered and full of luminous energy” (DownBeat).

With two much-praised albums under his belt—KingMaker, and Who Are You?, Ross’ latest release is The Parable of the Poet (2022) on Blue Note Records. Using collaborative improvising, collective melody and instrumental features, the intuitive band leader spotlights unique attributes of fellow artists.

For this present tour, Ross will be accompanied by Godwin Louis (alto sax), Kanoa Mendenhall (bass), and Jeremy Dutton (drums).

*Earshot Jazz COVID-19 Policy: For all in-person events, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required for venue entry. Masks required indoors. Full policy here. Policy subject to change.

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Date:
June 30
Time:
7:30 pm
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Venue

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Phone:
206-323-7067
Website:
https://www.langstonseattle.org/

Organizer

Earshot Jazz
Phone:
206-547-6763
Email:
info at earshot dot org
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www.earshot.org

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